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Guidance and Resources for Managers and Supervisors

Induction is the process we use to welcome all new colleagues to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It can also be used when our team members transfer to a different role within our organisation or return after an extended period of absence such as maternity leave or secondment. An effective induction process should provide a variety of benefits and support our aim of delivering high quality patient care and the efficient delivery of services.  

Duration of Induction Process

An induction process that supports colleagues must be completed by 3 months after the start date of a new role or up to a maximum of 6 months, if working part time.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Induction Model

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has developed a six step model to support the induction process. Each step is outlined in the boxes below and provides information and resources to plan progression through a positive induction journey. 

The NHSGG&C Induction Checklist can be used electronically or in a paper format and will support the conversation between you and your new start as you work together to plan their personal induction journey.

All steps, with the exception of Step 4, apply to all new staff regardless of their role in our organisation.

If your new team member requires literacy/numeracy support to complete their induction programme, please click here to access additional support.

As a manager it is your responsibility to sign off on your new start's induction.  If you require an extension to the induction period, please contact the team on [email protected] 

Manager Support

As an additional support to the resources outlined within the Induction Portal, a tutor led course is offered to managers and supervisors who are responsible for leading induction locally and supporting new colleagues, particularly those colleagues in a HCSW role. Details are noted here Induction Training.  

Dealing with Press Enquiries

The Corporate Communications team have developed a microsite giving advice and guidance to managers regarding media enquiries.  


Organisational Welcome

(Step 1)

Welcome provided for new team member from Jane Grant, Chief Executive on behalf of the organisation. Link to corporate welcome video provided

Departmental Orientation

(Step 2)

This section provides an induction checklist to guide departmental orientation and includes resources to support discussion as relevant to role and location. Induction Checklist 

Statutory Mandatory Training

(Step 3)


This section refers to training requirements for all NHSGGC staff and how to register for a LearnPro account

  • The Statutory and Mandatory training modules that must be completed by all new and existing NHSGGC staff are available on our online learning platform, LearnPro.  A LearnPro account will have been created prior to commencement if the Hiring Manager completed the LearnPro Account Creation Form at the same time as submitting the proforma provided by Recruitment Services for triggering the offer letter.
  • This provides the opportunity for the new member of staff to have completed the core statutory and mandatory modules prior to commencement. 
  • A personal email address will have been used in the initial LearnPro registration process. It is preferred that an NHSGGC email is used. 
  • The use of a current email address, ensures the person will receive compliance alerts from the LearnProsystem  and allows the person to reset a forgotten password at any time.
  • It is important to check that your new team member updates their Identification Number to their NHSGGC payroll number, as new LearnPro accounts will be suspended 6 weeks after set up to ensure that colleagues update their account with their payroll number.
  • The NHSGGC payroll number is the identifier that will confirm the statutory and mandatory training compliance in your area. If the Identification Number is not updated, your training compliance report will not include the individual's learning activity.
  • If your new team member is not employed by NHSGGC please contact LE Support for advice on how these modules can be accessed.
  • You will find full supporting information on Statutory and Mandatory training at the following link which may be helpful to share and discuss with your new team member :All NHSGGC Staff


(Step 4)

Step 4 applies only to new colleagues who are identified as a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW). From 1st January 2011, all colleagues in NHS Scotland working in a HCSW role must meet mandatory Induction Standards for NHS Scotland and adhere to the HCSW Code of Conduct. These elements are included in our induction process and are outlined in Step 4.

Induction Sign Off  

(Step 5)


To complete our induction requirements, managers must make a formal return to the Learning and Education Service at the end of each induction process they manage. This form links to organisational  reporting on Induction compliance which is shared with Directors and senior managers every month. If the online form is completed after the target induction completion date set for your new team member, the induction process you are managing will be recorded as overdue and in breach of the agreed target.

What you need to do at  Step 5:

1. Make sure you have completed all sections of the Induction check-list, including dates of achievement and you have ticked the box for each section. 

2. If your team member is a Health Care Support Worker, ensure that the HCSW workbook is completed, reviewed and signed off and they have read and understood the HCSW Code of Conduct

3. You must complete the new online form to tell us that induction has been completed. Please contact the Learning and Education team as soon as possible  if you are unsure in anyway how to complete this form or if reasonable circumstances are impacting on achieving the agreed Induction target date e.g. new team member is absent form work.



 Profession and Role Specific

(Step 6)

This section offers an opportunity to make a link to local/ professional based orientation programmes and resources so that progress through the induction journey can be in one place.

If you wish to add your resources please contact Stephanie Dunn, Senior L&E Advisor at [email protected], to discuss.


Induction training

Induction decision flow chart

Induction checklist


Quality Assurance

To ensure consistency and to improve compliance we may ask to see completed workbook(s). These will be chosen at random.




Last Updated: 19 May 2022